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Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:06 PM

Qualifications to become an Amtrak trainee engineer. Unbelievable!

You could be driving an Amtrak train with 500 people on board and not even have experience driving a car!

I quote from an Amtrak job ad for a trainee engineer in Seattle:

1. Although a driver's license is not required.....

If your driving was so bad you were suspended for driving due to drugs or alcohol before December 2014, don't worry. I quote from the ad again:

2. Must have a motor vehicle driving record void of any convictions or state action canceling, revoking, suspending or denying a driver's license for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of or impaired by alcohol or a controlled substance within the last 36 months

If your driving was so bad because you were under the influence, and you refused to be tested for alcohol or drugs before December 2014, don't worry:

(continuing from previous paragraph) or a record of refusal to undergo such testing as required by state law within the last 36 months.

Just saying......


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Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:59 PM

2. Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

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Wed Dec 20, 2017, 12:07 AM

3. Oh boy,


Engineer on maiden run and having a Trainee in the left hand seat. Explains why the Conductor was at the rear on this trip.

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